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Nov 14, 2013 10:00am PST
not to be the case. and that's on me. >> one of the architects of the affordable care act, otherwise known as obama care, joins us now, jonathan gruber. what do you think of the new fix, allowing people going to lose their insurance policies to keep them for another year? what's your reaction? >> my reaction is, i'm sorry we're in this situation. i think that when -- what the president said, exactly right, is the affordable care act is the minimally disruptive way to get to where we need get in america which is to fix our broken and discriminatory insurance markets. people in congress didn't think it was good enough. they wanted to fix the broken insurance markets and make sure no one lost. you can't do that. if you fix the brokeness insurance market some people benefitting from the broken market have to pay more. the president had to deal with the issue. i thought they dealt with it in an effective way by allowing one more year for people to keep their plans. it's a good solution because it takes pressure off the web failure, it gives people more time to sign up. >> to be fair to members of congre
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Nov 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >>> president obama's 80% solution to obama care. and a possible political solution to the accountability question. plus senator rand paul joins us for center seat. this is "special report." >>> good evening miami bret baier the obama administration is not denying a report that it would happily take a four out of five approach to declaring the president's health care reform plan a success. but even that relatively modest achievement may not be enough to keep some in the administration from losing their jobs. we have fox team coverage tonight. mike emanuel is on capitol hill with congressional democrats in disarray. jim angle here in the bureau with why the president's most recent offer to fix the program just makes things much worse. but we begin with chief white house correspondent ed henry on the latest efforts by the president to stop the bleeding from obama care. good evening, ed. >> good evening, bret. you remember last week the president vowed to fix his credibility with the american people. he starts tonight on a conference call with organizing for action to try and rally his polit
Nov 6, 2013 12:00am PST
president obama scored a landslide victory over mitt romney, to secure a second term in the white house, the new book "double down" is a behind the scenes account of the 2012 campaign. it is in some ways a sequel to game change, the best seller that told the story of the 2008 election cycle, i am pleased to welcome my friend, the authors, john heilemann national affairs editor for new york magazine, mark halperin is editor at large and senior political analyst for time magazine, i am pleased to have them back at this table. welcome. so you have done it. you have told the story of 2012. how does it compare to 2008? >> well, both elections were, obviously, feature barack obama as the main character. both elections featured the clintons as very important figures, quite obviously, and i think this election in some ways feature higher sex, and, stakes and a greater question about the outcome, so both of them are at a time when the country is really searching for meaning, lot of books about politics are about macroeconomics or about social trends of demographics, our books, both this book and
Nov 24, 2013 12:00pm PST
. also ahead, on the road again. president obama leaves tonight for a three day fund-raising trip out west. his approval ratings have been plummeting, but he's on track to become the most prolific second term president in history. how? why? >>> plus, holiday weather. a killer storm is hitting the south before turning north just in time for thanksgiving. we'll be live with the forecast. and going for the green. eager entrepreneurs are poised to cash in on newly relaxed state marijuana laws and it's not who you probably think. but we start, though, with that breakthrough deal reached overnight with iran. here are just a few of the nuts and bolts. iran will be getting initial relief from sanctions, essentially bills of dollars in oil money that had been frozen. in exchange, iran agrees to halt what is called high grade urani uranium enrichment. they also cannot install additional centrifuges. those are devices used to enrich uranium. again, this is all a temporary deal. designed to provide a six month window to reach a more comprehensive agreement. i want to go live now to london where j
Nov 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
with the president on the eve of the second debate, which involves a look into the mind of barack obama as a person, as a politician, as someone running for reelection that we think is as illuminating about him as any scene anyone has written. >> i totally agree, what do you any? >> i would never want to dissent from the two of you. there is a reason why it is right there on the cover of the magazine. >> rose: new york magazine by the way. >> >> rose: but there was so much talk about that polling about hillary, i just thought it was just silly, i thought. the only question i have about it is did they tell the president, did the president sign off on in and was this something he was interested in the answer? i don't know the answer from your piece. >> look, to talk about that and then to get to intervention, i think when the white house chief of staff and people like david enough and axelrod say this presidency is in real peril the president may not get reelected let's consider bringing in hillary clinton and bill clinton to join the ticket i think that is news. >> rose: but did they say that or we
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Nov 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
's nuclear program. now word president obama has called benjamin netanyahu. wonder what that phone call was like. >> what was concluded in geneva last night is not a historic agreement. it's a historic mistake. >> strong words from our strongest ally in the middle east. israel wants war, specifically an end to uranium enrichment in iran. one topic not negotiated -- the fate of an american pastor. sitting in an iranian prison because of his christian faith. fox reports on the new outrage among people tirelessly working to bring him home. >>> and disgusting comments from a cable news host, slamming former v.p. nominee sarah palin simply because he does not share her opinions. and apparently no consequences for his hateful words. >> the networks condoning those types of statements because there's been no punishment of the fella who said these words, that's hypocrisy. >> tonight, governor palin responds publicly for the first time. >>> depending on with whom you listen, the tentative deal with iran to halt key parts of its controversial nuclear program is being called either an important fi
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Nov 8, 2013 7:00pm EST
: lou: president obama is being have to fix the failing website. today, suggesting the product has not ended. the polls show the very people obamacare is aimed at do not seem interested in buying health care insurance from the president exchanges. i am lou dobbs. ♪ ♪ lou: good evening, everyone. the uninsured were supposed to be the big winners when obamacare rolled out. but a brand-new gallup poll so that an overwhelming majority of the uninsured haven't so much as log onto health 82% of uninsured americans have yet to visit the site and 78% of them say that they have no plans to get insurance through those exchanges. all of that edit the text search leader told reporters that the website is a long way from where it needs to be. and millions that are losing their insurance coverage because of obamacare, and a half apology, back on the campaign trail. blaming the website designers will absolving himself in a dhs secretary kathleen sebelius. >> trying to shift the focus to new orleans, president obama could not note that he has been frustrated with health >>
Nov 25, 2013 4:00am EST
by president obama, suddenly it is a government takeover of health care by their definition and that's about the worst you can do. look, the affordable care is not perfect. i could not name a piece of legislation that would never pass in 200 years that's perfect. the founding fathers set up a first tee with the imperfections. it's called working together to solve problems. if there's a thick, thin me to be ironed out, glitches like fixing the website. obviously the website should work. the affordable care act as i described this afternoon is so much more than a website. it means so much more to millions of people. i'm ready. all of my colleagues on my side of the aisle are ready, willing and able to hammer out some of those problems that crop up. what we are not willing to do was repeal it and go backwards. [applause] >> is there any chance that congress will work together? specifically, i'm a lemonade in the salary cap on the fakir reductions. >> , federal reductions? >> fica for social security. >> you now, that concept is part of the broader discussion, which i hope we get to in congress
Nov 21, 2013 1:00am EST
, everybody. cable satellite corp. 2013] national captioning institute] >> later in the day, president obama laid a wreath at john f. kennedy's grave in arlington national cemetery. he was accompanied by first lady michelle obama and former president bill clinton and hillary clinton. the 50th anniversary of jfk's assassination is friday. ♪ [taps playing] >> president obama spoke about president kennedy's legacy wednesday evening and a dinner honoring the middle of freedom recipients. >> he was introduced by president kennedy's grandson, the son of car line kennedy. his is 15 minutes. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank president obama and mrs. obama for inviting me here tonight. and for all of you for being here with us. i want to thank my family members who came. it would have been my great uncle robert kennedy's birthday today. and while we are on the subject of birthdays, you are all invited to my 21st. in february 1960 three, my grandfather, president john f. kennedy, formally established the annual presentation of the presidential medal of freedom. honoring p
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Nov 19, 2013 9:00am EST
to strike in november. oprah knows a reason president obama's policies are struggling - racism. has the first black president been unfairly targeted or is harsh criticism a relating all presidents face. >> and a launch to mars. >> i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this," we begin with communities recovering from killer storms - overseas, in the philippines and the midwest. where people struggle to restart their lives after the farm belt was battered. the skies cleared, tornados killed six people in illinois, two in michigan, injured hundreds in 12 states, leaving tens of thousands homeless or without power. here is what it looked like as the twisters descended on the mid west. >> our father who art in heaven. >> all we could hear was glass shattering. >> when we came out it was gone. >> warning. >> the game will be suspended. >> i'm hearing things, we may need to take shelter overseas. >> we do. there. >> those are our two vehicles sitting in the field over there, one of which was inside a garage. >> i'm a little sore, beat up, in shock of all that is happening. i really don't
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Nov 22, 2013 2:00am EST
, the chamber is in fear of a meltdown. president obama heralded the change. >> people should vote their conscience, on behalf of their constituents. they should vote. that's what they are there to do. >> the president accused the republicans of abusing senate rules. >> a determined effort to obstruct everything, no matter what the merits to refight an election is not normal. >> there were three votes on obama nominees to the d.c. court of appeals. republicans blocked them all. the change means a majority of 51 senators can confirm all presidential nominees except to the supreme court. before today the number was 60. republicans called it a power grab. john mccain quoted the words of barack obama in 2005 when he opposed a change. >> if the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party and the millions of americans who ask us to be their voice, i fear partisan atmosphere in washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything >> today's move had results. the nomination of patricia millet moved forward with 55 votes. with the p
Nov 3, 2013 6:00pm PST
's got great gift for him. what did it about all. it's a pretty six eleven. in fact president obama s on shooting some tough questions regarding the news it's eleven clients but fisher the press milan says is visibly getting under the oppression of radical forces and then when the trade. mm. lacking india's concerns over the snow pace of progress in the twenty six eleven case in pockets. us president barack obama asked prime minister nawaz sharif why the trial of malaya tacos don't stock it joining the meeting. the us has also raised the issue along with the law. cross border terrorism and all the sugar industry. the but this time he talked to who had the c i a time gone by the chief osama bin london it has been in prison. sunny anti terrorism court conducting the mumbai attacks tried issued summons to four witnesses including the center of opal. that's what she was like ten times that i bought terrorists to reach india. even as it boasts pulled the hitting of the case but two weeks science as the great vaults of the cross examination of indian witnesses by a puff piece on the judicia
Nov 26, 2013 8:00pm PST
signs that's what president obama is eyeing as he seeks out of reach. donors for twenty fourteen democrats and some people are protesting his friends stay tuned for a full hollywood report later and show a fan it's tuesday november twenty six i m in washington dc and inherent a bit and you're watching our tea. and we begin today with the new report out by the associated press that exposes the secretive program once and when i did snag a at one time obey. the initiative was called penny lane and referred to a special detention facility and had one full kits to turn on high tech connected detainee is and double agents. after vigorous training in a special facility in those chosen detainees were sent back to their home countries and told to infiltrate groups in order to help us capture and kill al qaeda operatives. of course this was risky considering that these prisoners could remain on their deal with the us and instead turned to kill americans. but as the ap reports for the ci day that was an acceptable risk for the american which was never told the programme was one of the many
Nov 25, 2013 4:00am PST
>> our top stories we are following president obama will be in san francisco today. we'll tell you what his plans are as he visits the city by the bay. >> a woman jumps off the upper deck at sundays raiders game. the latest on the investigation.and the condition of the good samaritan who tried to break her fall. plus. the knockout game - >> where thugs sucker-punch an innocent victim. we look into whether that dangerous trend is happening here in the bay area. >> we have thanks and giving thursday just a down road. we would now have a look at the weather. we are starting out with clear skies and we do expect cold conditions especially for the north. we may also have morning frost developing. for the afternoon will have a lot of sunshine. tomorrow it will be partly sunny. it will be a little milder and then on wednesday, change is coming. will have an increasing clouds. i will lecher know if we will receive showers for a thanksgiving day. 40 degrees for oakland and san jose is waking up to 43 degrees to the north, where seen the coldest regions. 36 anin novaoto. we talked about the
Nov 15, 2013 3:00am PST
in the house are expected to pass their own fix to obama care later today. late last night the white house issued a presidential veto threat to the bill calling it an act of sabotage. that's a sign of a president desperately trying to get back on offense. president obama's new message is he likes his health care plan for the nation and is going to fight to keep it. >> there's no question the rollout on the affordable care act was much tougher than we expected, but i want everybody here to understand, i am going to see this through. >> reporter: the new obama care fix leaves it up to insurance companies and states to decide whether to let consumers keep plans not in compliance with the law and forces carriers advise americans of the choices available under obama care. but the insurance industry worries the changes undermine the system. one source called the white house fix a total mess. washington state insurance commissioner balked altogether saying, we will stay the course and not be allowing insurance companies to extend their policies. >> that's on me. i mean, we fumbled the rollout on
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Nov 17, 2013 3:00am PST
obama care promise. if you like your doctor, too bad. we're live in washington with the latest. >>> jesus takes the wheel? not on these buses. two bus drivers getting the boot for bringing prayer to their ride. what happened to all the tolerance we were promised. details ahead. >>> did you see this? hail mary. sometimes prayers are answered at the last minute. unbelievable. "fox & friends" begins. you've got to see t you've got to see it, you've got to see it. there, he caught it. right now "fox & friends." roll it. >>> oh, good morning. if you're not in a great mood, you're not fully awake yet, we plan to help. >> you two are in especially great moods because your microphones are not on your tie. this has been the debate. >> there has been major changes. first, this morning, president obama preparing to rally supporters to help bail out obama care. he will give an yoon line speech to the group organizing for action. who are they and what does all of this mean? thank heaven peter doocy is live for us in washington to break it all down. peter. >> tucker, the most recent fox news
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Nov 29, 2013 9:00am PST
to be met. and you have a majority of people saying they don't think obama is being honest. he is trying to say i am not doing this for political reasons, put in the end, he thought it was going to work out politically for you. you cannot step back now and say it isn't for political reasons >> there are democrats and republicans pressuring him to go beyond fixing the website and fix the law. do you think there is hope on washington of actually fixing the law? or republicans saying let's repeal and democrats saying they don't want to fix it. any attempt to fix the law? >> we have seen some attempts to fix this. this allowing folk tos tocopy tr plans. and maybe a push back for pay the penalties. you cannot find people to sign up because the website is broken. this is what happens when you have huge pieces of legislation and adding more on top of it creates more. the republicans have the upper hand saying we have been asking for repeal. and i think we will see as we get closer to 2014, democrats will jump on the bandwagon. >> pretty clear that in 2014, the mid-term elections, health care i
Nov 14, 2013 7:00pm PST
obama offers a fixed every new council's health care plans will have more from simon marks in washington in amazement the philippines will waste a week now that i've been high and not to destroy a tie them on the sec's the mass burial was held the idea. the mayor has blamed the government to widespread delays of burials by weezer policy identification of bodies will have to wait red cross volunteers and medical students down for bodies intact and on the coastal city devastated by typhoon high and almost a week after he defeated teams bodies buried in mass grave in the hills surrounding tax demand. traditional send in your pc to the biggest kick in now. i kept the mass will be held in the coming days the hygiene reasons. it's important that burials take place as quickly as possible it's not clear whether dna samples been taken. but the medical team says the bodies will eventually be identified. that text of an apple houses queue up thinking for a seat on a plane heading out the once bustling port city. when detainees now right. one thing to have to sell three cents a price to pay for a pe
Nov 24, 2013 10:30am EST
because they thought it was a real huge political gaffe. president obama and his team, did they consider dropping vice president biden? well, read the book and see how far that discussion went. [laughter] what was behind the clint eastwood disaster at the republican national convention? [laughter] you have this older man on stage in prime time without a script. what can possibly go wrong? [laughter] well, what was going on in the background you have to read the book to find out. [laughter] you know, i asked john heilemann backstage, you know, how do you get people to talk? i mean, it's amazing as you -- i've read both books, and my wife who's in the front here has read the books as well -- can how do you get people to say these things? it's amazing to me. but amazing book. i hope, you know, you guys are here, obviously, you're going to want to read it or have read it. ladies and gentlemen, it's my pleasure, really a privilege to introduce mark halperin and john heilemann. [applause] >> jp, thank you for that gracious and kind introduction. you read it just like we wrote it, so we appreci
Nov 1, 2013 5:30pm PDT
with president obama for u.s. military and intelligence assistance to put down the violent insurgency that's gotten worse since the u.s. pulled out of there two years ago. thousands of iraqis have been killed in bombings that have become almost routine and really have never gone away since the height of the war after the u.s.-lead invasion. the president said he made no promises. >>> tonight u.s. and pakistani officials say an american drone strike has killed a big target, the leader of the taliban in pakistan. hakeem molamasoud is believed to had $5 million u.s. bounty on his head. he's believed to have been behind that failed car bombing in times square back in 2010. his death, if confirmed, comes as drone strikes are under scrutiny for the often killing innocent civilians nearby. >>> as we reported last night there is a new bombshell of a book about to come out that's revealing some of the best-kept secrets of the most recent race for the white house from republican back stabbing to president obama's feelings about president clinton to a possible move to switch running mates. nbc's andr
Nov 15, 2013 3:00am PST
about the fight over obama care. in the "wall street journal," obama retreats. and in "usa today," health law shakes the presidency. with democrats threatening to vote the white house rolled out a plan yesterday that allows millions of people to keep their insurance plans that would otherwise have been cancelled under the new terms of the affordable care act. it's meant to head off a vote in the house today on republican legislation that permits insurance companies to offer their old pre-obama care policies something the white house says will quote sabotage the law. president obama spoke about his policy reversal yesterday and how the roll out has hurt democrats, including his own presidency. >> there's no doubt that our failure to roll out the aca smoothly has put a burden on democrats. i feel deeply responsible for making it harder for them rather than easier for them to continue to promote the core values that i think led them to support this thing in the first place. i think it is not possible for me to guarantee that 100% of the people, 100% of the time going on this website
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Nov 21, 2013 4:00pm EST
will help end the grid lock on president obama's judicial nominations. he hailed them this afternoon. >> today's count of obstruction, it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisions. it is a deliberate determined effort, no matter where the merits just to fight the results of an election, is not normal. and for the sake of future generations we can't let it become normal. >> libby casey joins us now with more on this grid lock busting vote. lick by, there is plenty of reaction. >> yeah, a big day on capitol hill. the rest of the country is scratching their head saying what is this situation, it can sound very dramatic. and in some ways it is, because it is the fundamental change in the way business is done in the senate. usually it takes 60 votes to overcome a threat, but what senator reid did today is he said nope, we are going to go with just a simple majority. the woman after the heart of this, patricia millet, she was a judge that was a nominee for the district circuit court, and so senator reed said if republicans are going to hold up the nomination we will move forw
Nov 25, 2013 1:00am EST
board was announced during president obama's present visit in the spring of 2000. it was anllection is american proposal from the security council, essentially to give expression to the fact that we were already doing a great deal of foreign policy at aination, discussion strategic level in any event. and it has been a couple of years since i have been in washington, so i do not think the government at the time was saying that. and this is something that was fundamentally different -- different and new. i think it is useful but not absolutely essential to the overall relationship. just getting the team together on the american side, which hampered its first few months, but i would not myself think that this was critical to the issue of inking forward. i think that has to be done to some degree by the prime minister and the president. they have little time together, so it is very much something that needs to be included in the regular meetings at the foreign secretary level and then at the theor official level, like political director and others in the foreign office. you have this o
Nov 15, 2013 10:00am PST
from voting on the upton bill that will allow insurers to continue to sell plans that do not beat obama care standards. what can the president do to calm his caucus. we'll ask bob casey and joe crowley. the obama care mess given opposition rivals present and past. >> it's dishonest. what starts twisted stays twisted. live report from the philippines where hundreds waiting at the tacloban airport for safety. bringing food, water, supplies to survivors growing more desperate by the day. >> we're in a little village. these ospreys come in loaded with aid, food. there's police and local emergency workers here. look at this crowd assembled around here. >> the bat signal. thousands of volunteers have come out to transform san francisco to gotham city and turn this 5-year-old into a real superhero. >>> good day i'm andrea mitchell in washington where president obama is facing the biggest political crisis of his presidency. thursday's repeated apologies do not seem to have worked. david gregory, moderator of "meet the press" joins me now. this is crisis mode and apologies were extraordinary bec
Nov 24, 2013 2:30pm PST
a moderate math. thatpath. ni'sck obama he said rouha election made this a possibility. >> today diplomacy opened up a new path towards a world that is more secure. a future in which we can verify that iran's program is peaceful and it cannot build a nuclear weapon. >> but he also warned that sanctions would be tightened again if iran failed to meet the terms of the agreement. >> let's go live to our washington correspondent. thanks for being with us. does this deal signal a new era in relations between the u.s. and u.n iran? >> it could be the beginning. the white house even said this could be an historic agreement. it depends what is going to happen in the weeks and months to come. president obama wants diplomacy to succeed. obama has agreed to provide $7 billion dollar in sanctions rel. by executivee order. he can make the deal without asking congress. many of the hill a very skeptical when it comes to iran. the reaction to this deal been like in the u.s.? strong bipartisan opposition to the deal. a couple examples -- republican have member ed royce, i serious concerns that this agreeme
Nov 22, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> president obama waking up with a new low in his approval ratings, just 41% of people in our polling say they like the way he's handling his job, that is the lowest it has ever been in the cnn/orc polling. >> the biggest drop in june from 53% in may to 45%, during new reports of the nsa spying and the irs targeting conservative groups. obama care may not be the biggest factor in these falling poll numbers. >> timing there really interesting. i want to bring in candy crowley joining us now live from washington. candy i want to shift gears a bit. today it is 50 years since the death of president john f. kennedy. we were just talking about president obama's poll numbers. let's look at president kennedy's numbers 50 years after his death, 90%, 90% of the people in our polling say they approve of his handling of the job. just 7% disapprove. is this all at this point just a function of nostalgia? >> well, that and the fact, this is a man who was not president even for three years. i think it was like november two years ten months basically, had he been president. so you know, in four years peo
Nov 13, 2013 3:00am PST
's the truth. you know what hit me yesterday is that there is a similarity between barak obama's health care, which is obviously his defining moment in his presidency and george bush's war in iraq. the american people feel deceived. a failure. >> forget motionvation. >> i really want to, come on, they both will. >> former president bill clinton is wadeing into the health care debate saying president obama should stick by his now infamous pledge that if you like your plan, you can keep it. >> i personally believe even if it takes a change in the law the president should honor the commitment the federal government made to those people. >> white house secretary jay carney was asked if the president agrees with clinton's remarks right up there. >> i think as you saw the president say in an interview with nbc last week the answer is yes, the president has asked his team looking at a range of option to make sure nobody is in a position where their plans have been cancelled and they can't afford a better plan even though they would like a better plan . president clinton understood that governing in
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Nov 26, 2013 6:00am EST
from california to north carolina. president obama is optimistic about the deal to slow iran's nuclear program and if tehran follows through he says it will chip away at years of miss trust between the u.s. and iran. >> we cannot close the door on diplomacy and cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world's problems. we cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict and tough talk and bluser may be easy to do politically but not the right thing for security. >> reporter: called on iran to restrict its nuclear program and stop enriching uranium and dulute uranium and it would unfreeze accounts that hold $4 billion in iranian oil revenue. saudi arabia is welcoming the iran nuclear deal, a statement from the saudi cabinet said if there is good will it will be an initial step of reaching a comprehensive solution for iran's nuclear program and they hope it goes to removing weapons on the middle east and it strained relations between u.s. and the ally. the zero option is back on the table in afghanistan. president obama's national security advisor is telling the country's presid
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Nov 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
the powers of the nsa and edward snowden is now. offering to help germany. >> and president obama shook hands with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the la
Nov 20, 2013 9:00pm EST
captioning institute] >> president obama spoke about president kennedy's legacy wednesday evening and a dinner honoring the middle of freedom recipients. >> thank you for that wonderful introduction. i want to thank president obama and mrs. obama for inviting me here tonight. and for all of you for being here with us. i want to thank my family members who came. it would have been my great uncle robert kennedy's birthday today. and while we are on the subject of birthdays, you are all invited to my 21st. 1960 three, my grandfather, president john f. kennedy, formally established the annual presentation of the presidential medal of freedom. madeing persons "who have exceptionally meritorious contributions to the security and national interests of the united states, to world peace, crotch role, or other significant doublet or private endeavors." my grandfather, a veteran of world war ii, a u.s. congressman and senator and president, use the avenue of public service to make his kind basins to this country, this planet, and all men. he recognized his path was but one of many and that s
Nov 24, 2013 7:00am PST
. in exchange, the u.s. agreed to provide $7 billion in sanctions relief. last night, president obama hailed the agreement as a step toward a world that is more secure. >> these are substantial limitations which will help prevent iran from building a nuclear weapon. simply put, they cut off iran's most likely paths to a bomb. meanwhile, this first step will create time and space over six months for more negotiations to fully address the comprehensive concerns about the iranian program. because of this agreement, iran cannot use negotiations as cover to advance its program. >> secretary of state, john kerry who flew to geneva praised the deal, admitting it's just a first step. >> the next phase, let me be clear, will be even more difficult and we need to be honest about it. it will also be more consequential. while we obviously have profound differences with iran, yet to be resolved, the fact is that this agreement could not have been reached without the decision of the iranian government to come to the table and negotiate. >> for more on this agreement, let's go to nbcs bureau chief in genev
Al Jazeera America
Nov 20, 2013 1:00pm EST
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. honoring jfk. president obama set to lay a wreath at his grave in just a few moments. negotiations and concessions. world powers arriving in geneva around iran's nuclear program, and new abortion law, one of the toughest in the country. president obama honored 16 individuals a short while ago with the nation's highest honor. the presidential medal of freedom ceremony coming two days before the 90 anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. kennedy created the award but didn't live to bestow any. mike viqueira is at the white house, mike, 16 awards given. three of those people no longer with us, and one unable to attend. >> a welcome break from the poisonous atmosphere in washington, remembers of the sports world, the entertainment world as well, one of my person favorites, arturo sandoval, and ernie banks still i have a 1969 card still. it was a joyous occasion in the east room. the president honoring so many people, and so a great event, and now we are awaiting the presidential motorcade to de part with bill c
Nov 21, 2013 6:00am PST
be right now. >> they have a letter in their hands from president obama, there had been some reports earlier this week it would be some kind of apoll gee for past u.s. mistakes. that's not what this letter is. >> it is we will respect the sanctity and dignity of afghans in their homes. that's what it says but under extraordinary circumstances if there are threats to u.s. lives and interests, we will go into afghan's homes. the concern is by the afghans, they pile the pressure on hamid karzai, something he takes domestic political heat. when there are raids the capture, taliban al qaeda leaders they go into afghan homes. sometimes they get it wrong. some people in tiny little villages genuinely do live in fear of helicopters coming in. this is a big deal for car die to deal with politically for himself. good language for him and good language for the joer jirga, it says a statement of intent. this will help it pass. zblts he aa complicated relationship between hamid karzai and this government. these are tough negotiations. >> understatement. he said today himself "i don't trust the un
FOX News
Nov 24, 2013 3:00am PST
. >>> the obama care disaster the number one issue plaguing the white house. >>> plus, fast forwarding, cassette tapes and using roadmaps to plan trips. sound familiar? part of the time-consuming problems from the 1980s that no longer exist. we've got all the breakdown and i dug through the dusty archives in the basement. "fox & friends" begins right now. >>> good morning. >> good morning. >> it's sunday morning, 6:00 a.m. in the east coast. >> hello, fellas. >> it got brutally cold? >> can i interrupt? >> no. no. >> when we were talking about the eight track tapes, cassettes, you looked at me and started laughing, why is that? >> because i still use them. >> oh. >> because you didn't jump ahead. i've always preferred eight tracks. >> the technology. the future. >> that's what your car still has it. >> it's stuck. i have one stuck in there. >> we have a fox news alert. the u.s. and other world powers striking historic deals with iran. what are the deals and does it go far enough. peter doocy is live at the white house. peter, what's going on? >> tucker, basically here's the deal. iran has agreed
Nov 23, 2013 8:00am PST
, all the way ♪ oh, oh >>> president obama has been facing some pretty big challenges in the past few months, and it is starting to catch up with him with voters. his next challenge may be what to do about his dipping approval ratings. our paul stein hauser explains. >> reporter: hey, fred. from cancelled health care plans to the disastrous start-up of, obama care is taking a toll right now on president barack obama's poll numbers. and the president admits that these are self-inflicted wounds. >> there've been times where i thought we were -- kind of got slapped around a little bit unjustly. this one's deserved. >> reporter: mr. obama's approval rating, one of the best indicator of a president's standing with the public, and clout right here in washington, stands at 41% in our new cnn oorc poll. that's mr. obama's lowest approval rating ever in cnn polling. the president's approval rating has now reached or tied all-time lows in six national surveys released over the past three weeks. >> i think the american people are losing confidence in this administration. >> report
Nov 3, 2013 7:00am EST
one of the ones that is going to be there is more see. morsi is obama's best friend. bob from baton rouge, louisiana. thanks recall. -- thanks for the call. can check out his remarks at this morning's front page of "the new york times." the president will be campaigning in northern virginia . chris christie is expected to win in new jersey. democrat barbara bona is challenging the new jersey republican. that story front page of "the new york times." a look at the statistics courtesy of the gallup organization to give your sense of just where the country was back in the 1950s during the start of the eisenhower administration on the question of whether or not you feel there is a opportunity to move ahead in america. back in 1952, eight percent said not much of an opportunity .umber 87% said yes we show you how to change over the years as we listen to joe, who's joining us from bethesda, maryland. good morning. caller: good morning, steve. great show, really appreciated. this is absolutely still the land of opportunity. challenged just like a government to live within the m
Nov 28, 2013 7:00am EST
a website called your republican uncle -- yourre responses.uggested myths, obama is a government takeover of the health care system. let's be honest, the affordable care act was born out of ideas originally proposed by republicans. it breaks it up into various categories, if you go into the twitter page, it gives facts you can discuss and agree with, such as fact six, you can agree over things giving dinner -- is still broken. agree on -- you can iety ofre var responses to various political issues. maybe like to talk about politics, maybe you do not. give your thoughts. not only a few talk politics during the holiday, but also how that goes as far as the family and friends that you associate with. you can give us your thoughts on the phone this morning. democrats, (202) 585-3880. republicans, (202) 585-3881. and independents, (202) 585- 3882. if you want to give us your thoughts on thanksgiving and if it is a time to talk politics, you can do so on our twitter page, @cspanwj. page, go to our facebook there's a poll you can participate in. about 30 p
FOX News
Nov 25, 2013 6:00am PST
clinic held up at the great success story by president obama is now seeing the cold, hard truth to this thing. laying off workers, slashing their budget to pay for the bills that have been run-up. bill: stuart varney pleading that coverage. first to you, the matter of the cost to the employees. stuart: obamacare forces all of us to get insurance. next year we will have to enroll in an insurance plan, that means far more people will be enrolling in the employment health plan offered by their employer. millions more people will be insured. their employer has to pay for that. that is a big increase in their cost structure. they will raise premiums and raise deductibles to pay for all those people flooding into their systems. that means you, millions of people, will be paying more because of obamacare. bill: just to be clear on this the vast majority of americans will see higher premiums? stuart: yes. bill: and they will see bigger deductibles? stuart: the vast majority of americans who get their health insurance through their employer will see higher premiums but the deductibles ar
Nov 13, 2013 5:00pm PST
stain of dennis then passed twenty fourteen and that's what the obama administration wants immunity for the troops so that they can save the young twenty fourteen the same agreement that the us won it with you brought that iraq refused to grant u s forces for the immunity from justice. a sentence like the killing of civilians in the word out province take it that much more difficult for the afghan government to justify such an agreement with the usc in front of the afghan people. i fear most is to hand feed the center of the mummy what is the push to french farmers to take their own lines statistics are just as moses side of the two things. i am wrong as one prominent down and see the signs and counting the workers of a cattle farm in britain say the pledge is even worse than official figures suggest the report is coming up in just a few minutes from now despite soaring us to ring in relations. officially they remain in the states of emergency. america's decades old sanctions regime has been prolonged by president barack obama for another year. some will make his own capitol hill wh
Nov 29, 2013 5:30pm PST
imposed deadline for the obama administration to get health on track. have they succeeded? jeff zeleny now with the latest from the white house. >> reporter: it's deadline day for fixing that troubled health care web site. the obama administration is scrambling tonight to make good on the president's promise. that people could sign up for insurance by the end of the month. earlier this week in california, he sounded cautiously optimistic. >> look, the rollout of new health care marketplace was rough. and by the way, the web site's continually working better so check it out. >> reporter: one person not laughing is dan howard, who's hit one brick wall after another trying to sign up. we checked back with him today from his home near pittsburgh still no luck. the web site is working faster, he says, but his name can't be verified. what is your frustration level on a scale of 1 to 10 about this entire system? >> my scale of frustration is very high, at a 10. i don't see it as just a web site problem. >> reporter: the white house acknowledges everything won't be fixed but will be mor
Nov 7, 2013 6:00am EST
the shape of the race. we will never know. >> rose: but what he did do cucinelli he campaigned on obama care on the last week and that seemed to have worked for him and might portend unless the administration can build a better case it will be an issue in 2014. >> this is the great debate coming out of this race because the mcauliffe campaign says we saw nothing in our polling that said obamacare caused any enthusiasm, increase among republicans, they had seen the race tightening a week before and they say this is all natural factors, now republicans say no the minute we turned this into a referendum on obamacare the numbers started slinking, all that is necessary yes, sir is for republicans to believe that and they will .. and run on 2014, the question is you put quite rightly is a year from now is the public going to be engaged in a conversation about obamacare in the same way they are right now? it is a white hot issue, bad for the president, because of healthcare web site doesn't work and a lot of the program doesn't work. where will we be in a year? will it have worked itself out and p
Nov 22, 2013 4:00am EST
change that all but ends the use of a filibuster to end most president nominations. president obama welcomed the shift but republicans are ward s precedent has been set. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. this rule change is so controversial it's known in washington as the nuclear option. it basically removes the ability of the party to block fi filibusters. they say they have a hidden agenda. >> the ayes are 52, the nays are 48. >> with all but three members agreeing to the change they killed the filibuster in the senate. now the threshold to move a nomination forward drops from 60 votes to a simple majority of 51. >> the change would effect the nominations an up or down vote on nominations. yes, no. >> president obama says repuicans have used a record amount of filibusterslock his nominees. >> today's pattern of obstruction, it just isn't normal. it's not what our founders envisioned. >> but republicans say democrats are making this move to divert the public's attention of the botched rollout of the affordable care a
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